Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo is one of England’s largest environmental parks with over 1,200 animals in the beautiful setting of 75 acres of botanical gardens. The Zoo is one of Devon’s most popular days out.

Living Coasts

Living Coasts is the sister attraction to Paignton Zoo on Torquay Seafront and features a range of fascinating coastal creatures from loud and lovable penguins to playful fur seals, colourful puffins to waders and sea ducks.

Babbacombe Model Village

A unique journey into a miniature world, picturesque by day, magical at night.

Babbacombe Theatre

Situated on the English Riviera’s beautiful Babbacombe Downs in Torquay, South Devon. Arguably Babbacombe Theatre is one of the most popular Theatres in the South West.


A walk-through exhibition of Torquay life from Victorian times to the Second World War, with a life-size Victorian street and period rooms.

Kents Cavern

See how Neolithic man lived 450,000 years ago in underground caves. Recognised as the most important Stone Age Cave in Britain, Kents Cavern has revealed more about Paleolithic Britain than anywhere else.

Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey is one of the oldest buildings in Torquay. It has a story spanning 800 years and was once the most important Abbey of it’s kind in England. The brothers who lived there were then known as The White Canons. Following a massive three-year restoration project visitors can now explore the most ancient and hallowed parts of the building where some stunning finds have been unearthed.

Occombe farm

Opened in 2006, Occombe farm offers a whole new Devon food and farming experience for all the family. View Ruby Red cows, pigs, sheep grazing in the fields and hens and ducks in the orchard.

Brixham Heritage Museum

Shows local life since Napoleonic times and the replica of Francis Drake’s Golden Hind, in the harbour, goes back to the 16th century.

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway

Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company are unique in offering combined steam railway, river and sea adventures for days out in Devon. Our ‘Round Robin’ trip which takes you by train, by boat and bus is our most popular excursion and is not to be missed.

Two New Excursions for 2010 – ‘The Sea Train Adventurer’ which departs from Torquay, Haldon Pier. Sail to Dartmouth and return by steam train and bus. The ‘Salcombe Voyage’ sail along the coast from Dartmouth to the lovely ‘Port Of Salcombe’ on selected dates through the Summer.

South Devon Railway

If you enjoy travelling by steam train then you can also visit the South Devon Railway, which is a seven mile steam railway running between Buckfasteligh and Totnes. At Buckfastleigh, there is a play area, gardens, museum, workshop and cafe.

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